Corporate & Securities

We have observed two recent trends relating to Chinese investment in early stage U.S. high tech companies which have caused entrepreneurs to consider restructuring their ventures to have a presence in China. We generally encourage our clients to consider every alternative for investment and these...

In recent months, Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”) have grown to account for more startup funding in blockchain-based companies. Rather than seeking funding from traditional angel or venture investors to pledge capital for equity, companies are now looking toward the cryptocurrency sphere to crowdsource the sale...

There is no doubt California labor law is friendly to workers while placing corresponding obligations on employers. This is shown to be true time and again by the laws of California, state regulations, and how those laws and regulations are interpreted by the courts of...

An important tool for any business is the Lanham Act, also known as the Trademark Act of 1946, which protects registered trademarks from infringement, dilution, and unfair competition. This is particularly true for businesses in California because state common-law claims of unfair competition and actions...

California Feed Supply Company Defends Captive Insurance Deductions Kings River Commodities, LLC, a livestock feed business, was denied $2.83 million in deductions for captive insurance expenses. In a U.S. Tax Court petition, dated May 11, 2017, the company argues that these expenses were necessary to...

Everyone should have a will designating who they would like to receive their assets, following their demise. In California, however, a will may not be the most efficient testamentary instrument. Even if a California resident has a will, if they own more than $150,000 in...

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